The Days of the Week in Spanish
What Are the Days of the Week in Spanish?
Time to learn seven little words that you’ll use over and over when speaking Spanish: los días de la semana(the days of the week). Here they are!
The days of the week are not capitalized in Spanish.No tengo clase el lunes.(I don’t have class on Monday.) No tengo clase el Lunes.
A Bit of Etymology
Etymology, or la etimología, is a fancy word that means word origin. Most of the Spanish days of the week are named for heavenly bodies, because they are of Greco-Roman etymology. Out of this world!
|Day of the Week||Named For|
|lunes||la luna(the Moon)|
|sábado||sabat (Hebrew word for rest)|
|domingo||Dominus (Lord in Latin)|
Now let’s see los días de la semana in practice!
The singular and plural forms of the days of the week that end in s are the same in Spanish. All you have to do is change the article!
Worried about remembering the names of los días de la semana? If you memorize this little poem, you’ll be set!
|There are only seven days of the week.|
|If you learn this poem, you’ll remember them!|
|It’s windy on Monday.|
|On Tuesday it’s so hot!|
|On Wednesday it’s chilly.|
|On Thursday the sun comes out.|
|On Friday it rains sometimes,|
|On Saturday it normally does not.|
|On Sunday there’s a rainbow,|
|And you and I go to the park.|
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